[Clipping: Rooney Atkeison at the WASP Reunion]

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Full page from the "Southwest Scene" containing the end of an article about Rooney Atkeison, her experience as a WASP, and her attendance at the recent WASP reunion in Sweetwater, Texas. A 1944 photograph of Atkeison standing in front of the plane accompanies the article. An ad for Kretschmer's Wheat Germ occupies the rest of the page. The reverse of the page includes an ad for Travis Pools, two single-panel cartoons, and a brief article about using fabric panels to decorate the home.

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1 clipping : ill. ; 33 x 28 cm.

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Creator: Unknown. September 10, 1972.

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National WASP WWII Museum

Located at Avenger Field in Nolan County Texas, the WASP World War II Museum commits to preserving the legacy of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) of WWII. As a teaching museum, it features archives, exhibits, and oral histories that record a significant period in history when women dared to break barriers and contribute to victory.

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Full page from the "Southwest Scene" containing the end of an article about Rooney Atkeison, her experience as a WASP, and her attendance at the recent WASP reunion in Sweetwater, Texas. A 1944 photograph of Atkeison standing in front of the plane accompanies the article. An ad for Kretschmer's Wheat Germ occupies the rest of the page. The reverse of the page includes an ad for Travis Pools, two single-panel cartoons, and a brief article about using fabric panels to decorate the home.

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1 clipping : ill. ; 33 x 28 cm.

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National WASP WWII Museum

Bringing the history of the Women Airforce Service Pilots to life, these archives represent the role of the flight school in training women pilots to fly military planes and show how WASPs responded socially and professionally to new challenges brought by war. Included are financial documents, photographs, scrapbooks, correspondence, pilots' logs, and flight manuals.

Abilene Library Consortium

Featuring thousands of newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, technical drawings, and much more, this diverse collection tells the story of Texas through the preservation and exhibition of valuable resources.

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  • September 10, 1972

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[Clipping: Rooney Atkeison at the WASP Reunion], clipping, September 10, 1972; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth1009965/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting National WASP WWII Museum.